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JavaScript Interactive Web Pages with JavaScript Selecting Elements and Adding Events with JavaScript Selecting Elements

getElement error

Select the second SPAN element on the page and assign it to the variable lastName on line 2. Take a look in the index.html to see the structure of the document.

app.js
var fullName = document.getElementById("full_name");
var lastName = document.getElementByTagName("span")[1];
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head></head>
<body>
<h1 id="full_name"><span class="first_name">Andrew</span> <span class="last_name">Chalkley</span></h1>

<script src="app.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

2 Answers

Colin Bell
Colin Bell
29,679 Points
var lastName = document.getElementByTagName("span")[1];

should be

var lastName = document.getElementsByTagName("span")[1];

Notice the "s" at the end of Elements.

Dosent work:

var fullName = document.getElementById("full_name");
var lastName = document.getElementsByTagName("span")[1];

After entering the last part I get "Oops! It looks like Task 1 is no longer passing."

Colin Bell
Colin Bell
29,679 Points

Hmm, I'm not sure what's going on then. That's exactly what I put in and it passed the challenge.

All good now) My mistake....

Colin Bell
Colin Bell
29,679 Points

Good deal. Glad you got it working!

dosent....